Most of my favorite doctors (whether I've met them or just read about them) have a great sense of humor. They need it to get them through a very demanding profession. They're also the ones who have the best relations with clients.
Young Doctors have so much to learn...
The doctor, who had been seeing an 80-year-old woman for
most of her life,
But some of them learn fast...
A young doctor took up a posting in a small town. He replaced the old, well loved doctor who had just died. He could feel that quite a few of
the old patients were not yet comfortable with him. But he set out
winning them over with his cheeky humor. Here's an example.
The first time I took my son to see Dr Vasant Shetty (a pediatrician), my son (then aged 5) was most
reluctant to see any doctor. We literally dragged him there. Once
inside his office, before we were even seated, my wife started to rattle
on about our son's cough, fever etc...
Not getting a reply, he added "And then I'll tell you mine".
Still not getting a reply, he went on ... "OK! I'll go first.
My trouble is that I want a lot of money, but I don't want to work for
it. Now tell me your troubles...!"
[This little joke illustrates the tremendous pressures of being a pediatrician.]
Little Josh was brought to Dr Stan cause he hadn't eaten anything for days. Dr Stan offered him all the goodies he could think of. No luck. He tried a little scolding. It didn't work. A little pleading, to no avail.
Finally he sat down, faced the boy, looked him in the eye. He said "Look young man, if you can be stubborn, so can I. You're not going anywhere till you eat something. You can have whatever you want, but only after you have eaten will you leave. "
Josh just sat and glared for some time, then said "Ok. I'll eat but I have some conditions. First, I'll have exactly what I want and exactly how I want it and second you'll share with me."
Dr Stan was ok with this. He asked the child what he'd like. "Worms!" said Josh.
Dr Stan was horrified but didn't want to back out and seem like a loser. So, he ordered a plate of worms to be brought in. "Not that many, just one " yelled Josh as he saw the plate.
So, everything other than one worm was removed. Josh then demanded that the single worm be cut into two and then Dr Stan eat half. Dr Stan went through the worst ordeal of his life, and after finishing barely managing to keep his cool said ... "Ok, now eat!"
Josh refused sobbing - "No way! You ate my half!"
[I don't really believe this one, but doctors love this joke about how sad their plight is.]
Customer - Looking at plumber's bill,
"$700 for an hour and a half's work, wow I don't earn that much
as a neurosurgeon."
Doctors at a hospital in Brooklyn, New York have gone on strike. Hospital
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